The Hullabaloo, the flagship venue for young audiences in Darlington and winner of Best Family Venue at the Fantastic for Families Awards 2019, has a jam-packed programme this Easter.

Children, young people, and their families will be entertained with a mix of world-class theatre alongside a range of activities such as storytelling, themed days and craft sessions.

What’s on:

Enchanted Forest
March – November

Thursday 28 March – Wednesday 10 April
Tickets £7 each. Family Ticket: £24

Easter Storytelling
Tues 16 & Wed 17 April
Tickets £3 each. Family Ticket: Buy 4 tickets, save £2 (must include minimum of one adult). 

Easter Trail
Saturday 6 – Friday 22 April

A Hullabaloo in Wonderland
Saturday 27 April
Tickets £7 each

In detail:

After its roaring success last year, Enchanted Forest (for children 0-10 years and their grown-ups) has returned to our Gillian Dickinson Creative Play space. Free to access, the installation has been created by professional artists, sound designers, and creative technologists. Enchanted Forest was inspired by the ideas of local children who asked for storytelling trees, luminous fairy ponds and musical lily pads.

Looking for unmissable Easter treat? Come along to our Easter Storytelling on Tues 16 & Wed 17 April (for ages 2-5 & 5-7) with master magic weaver Chris Connaughton. Children will make flags to join in the fun, before cheering on the Hare and the Tortoise, crying wolf and taking part in a number of Aesop’s Fables in our interactive storytelling sessions. Tickets are £3, and there will also be complimentary animal mask-making crafts in the café.

From April 6-22, an Easter trail will send children around The Hullabaloo looking for eggs left by the Easter bunny. Can you find where the bunny is hiding? Enjoy this free family event for the whole of the Easter holidays.

And follow another rabbit on Saturday 27 April as he leads us on a mad adventure! A Hullabaloo in Wonderland is the theatre’s first family theme day of 2019 and will involve a very special tea party, mad hat making, games within the woods, eat me / drink me movement sessions and a trail of things to discover.